Met Police opens investigation into Downing Street and Whitehall ‘covid breaches’

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The Metropolitan Police Service has today (January 25) begun investigations into events at Downing Street and Whitehall where participants may have breached covid Health Protection Regulations on a number of dates.

The breaches refer to ‘parties’ held while the country was in lockdown under covid regulations.

Speaking at the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee this morning Commissioner Cressida Dick said: “As a result firstly of information provided by the Cabinet Office inquiry team and secondly my officers’ own assessment, I can confirm that the Met is now investigating a number of events that took place at Downing Street and Whitehall in the last two years in relation to potential breaches of Covid-19 regulations.

“My officers have assessed several other events that appear to have taken place at Downing Street and Whitehall. On the available information, these other events are assessed as not reaching the threshold for criminal investigation.

“Throughout the pandemic the Met has sought, as I have said, to take a proportionate approach. I should stress the fact that the Met is investigating does not mean that fixed penalty notices will necessarily be issued in every instance and to every person involved.

“We will not be giving a running commentary on our current investigations, but I can assure you that we will give updates at significant points as we would normally do.”

The Met Police has had ongoing contact with the Cabinet Office in relation to its inquiry into allegations of gatherings. Throughout this process specialist MPS detectives, supported by senior officers, have considered whether criminal investigation into any of these events was proportionate based on the available information. In recent days the Cabinet Office has provided outline findings from its inquiry, headed by senior civil servant Sue Gray, to the Met Police.

Following detailed assessments of these outline findings the Met has decided to open investigations into potential breaches of HPA regulations during events at Downing Street and Whitehall on a number of dates.

The Met Police Service has written to the Cabinet Office this morning with a formal request for it to refer all relevant information gathered from its inquiry in relation to events on the dates in question to support the police investigations.

The outcome of Sue Gray’s inquiry will be put on hold until the police investigation has been conducted.


  1. If you still believe covid was a scary deadly disease then you only need to look at how our leaders spouting the propaganda were behaving. They knew from day one

      • Yeah and he delayed the first lockdown by 6 weeks , nah its like the flu , that chinesse twat no a clue what he on about.

        Its ok to re-open schools , next day numbers went up , oops , It may have been my fault but i not sure so will get it investigated , please take into account I had my birthday party and up to the early hours , no wine in that suitcase ? I must have drunk it all.

      • Well actually they are Peter. If you had covid in the last 28 days but died of a covid accident then you would marked as a covid death. I know someone personally who has had a long fight to get a grandmother’s death certificate changed. After losing a long fight with alzheimers they put her death as covid. Officially around 9000 people died of covid in 2020 without caused by any other conditions

    • It has killed over 150,000 people!
      And you are denying it is a deadly virus.
      What a stupid and insensitive comment!

      • All flus can be deadly viruses Eric. What I’m saying is the numbers are greatly inflated by putting covid as the death of anyone who had it in their system in the last 28 days but died of other unrelated things

        • No matter what strange spin you put on it, vast numbers have died as a consequence of coronavirus. Huge numbers are still dying. Even vaster numbers are suffering the consequences of long covid.
          The world would be a better place without it.

    • Sadly I have known too many people who died because of covid so to refer to it as “propaganda” is a rather inane comment. It is the anniversary of the passing through covid of a much loved family relative this month and another in Ferbruary. While of course the news is not “local” it does affect us all so surely no harm in reporting it. We missed family visiting, birthday get togethers and family holidays as we adhered to the rules. For our so called leaders to brazenly flout the rules they made is unforgiveable.

    • Trete,

      If you don’t believe in covid, you should try spending some time on a Covid ward, among some very seriously ill people.

      Or perhaps (and hoping), that I have misunderstood your comment.

      • Or spend time in a ward any year from people seriously suffering from flu and pneumonia. In which there has been much worse years than the last 2 with covid involved

        • I think almost everyone in the World other than Trete, Clare and Democrat have misunderstood.
          Or is it the other way round?

      • (Reply to Clare, not Phil.)

        Well ,thank you, Clare, for letting me know that I am “letting my prejudices get in the way of the intended message”. I have been under the impression all my life that I express myself clearly in writing.

        Could you please tell me what you think my “intended message” was?

  2. Kicking Sue Gray’s report into touch until the Met have concluded theirs. That will reduce the heat significantly on Boris and his cronies just as they are on the ropes.

    When Gray’s report finally sees the light of day it will have nowhere near the same impact. All very convenient.

  3. With so many parties, some of which he readily admits, how does Boris find the time to get any work done?

      • I think Boris’ involvement with the vaccine program (other to get in the way with photo shoot opportunities) is vanishingly small.

    • He sorta tried on question time , i will phone ere later and ere . Same as when asked will any further allegations be proved or come to light , he did not know therefor we have a pm who has no idea what he has done or maybe caught for.

  4. No we don’t know , how can we ? when he don’t best wate until until its been investigated . What’s her name she knew about the birthday party, now she not going to say much until after the met have looked into it.

    ONS statistics on deaths from covid19 with no underlying causes – released under a freedom of information request. As people say, the parties illustrate the politicians and officials knew it wasn’t a deadly plague, but used the behavioural insight team/nudge unit to repeat the fear messages until they traumatised a substantial part of the population. Easy to push experimental big pharma drugs then!

  6. 9000-plus deaths from covid in 2020, 7000-plus in 2021. That is, covid with no underlying conditions involved.

    • Although sad for each one of them people, do you even realise how small those numbers are in the grand scheme of things Marva? Way too small to keep limiting lives and forcing vaccines anymore. It’s nice you always read the articles shared at least though

      • The ONS provides some very interesting data. Democrat refers to the ONS, therefore it must legitimate. One data set is that of “Excess Deaths” – I.e. the number of deaths through any cause over and above the 5 year average.
        This trusted ONS data shows that from early 2020 until late 2021, there was a huge excess of deaths. There were two huge peaks- one corresponding to the coronavirus “Alpha” wave, and one corresponding to the “Delta” wave.
        If it waddles, quacks and swims like a duck, it’s a duck.
        If the huge number of excess deaths occurred during the “Alpha” and “Delta” waves, then that’s what caused them.

        And if these excess deaths were not caused by CV, then some urgent world-wide research needs to be done to find out what’s going on.

        On the other hand, it’s more likely that Democrat and Trete do not, as usual, understand the data.

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